Santo Assyrtiko 2021
Lemon color. Citrus aromas dominate on the nose and discrete floral aromas along with the characteristic mineral Assyrtiko undertones. Dry on the palate, with crispy acidity, underlined by mineral, zesty fruity taste. The finish reveals layers of citrus and stone fruits and an extra salty sea breeze character.
Pair with seafood and fish dishes.
The remains of an ancient volcano that erupted around 1600 BC, Santorini is one of the southern Cyclades islands and is most recognized for its white wines made from the fruity and mineral-rich, Assyrtiko.
A crisp white variety full of zippy acidity, Assyrtiko comes from the volcanic Greek island of Santorini but is grown increasingly wide throughout the country today. Assyrtiko’s popularity isn’t hard to explain: it retains its acid and mineral profile in a hot climate, stands alone or blends well with other grapes and can also withstand some age. Somm Secret—On the fairly barren, windswept Mediterranean island of Santorini, Assyrtiko vines must be cultivated in low baskets, pinned to the ground. The shape serves to preserve moisture and protect the growing grapes in its interior.